There’s almost always the same response to the question: “Where can I get the best steak in New York City?
The most common answer is “Peter Luger.” The famed Zagat Survey agrees—it has ranked the Peter Luger Steak House #1 among New York City steakhouses for 30 years in a row. There’s a lot of history behind the Brooklyn restaurant’s name and reputation which dates way back to 1887 when it first operated as Carl Luger’s Café, Billiards and Bowling Alley.
Imagine then a restaurant opening in the nearby state of Pennsylvania opening under the name Carl von Luger Steak and Seafood. The owner happens to have worked in the past at Peter Luger’s second New York location on Long Island, and also claims that “Carl” was the actual name of Peter Luger’s nephew. The restaurants website states: